Participating in an archaeological excavation is a unique and exciting way to experience history firsthand. For almost five decades, BAS has been connecting volunteers with opportunities to participate in some of the most exciting archaeological excavations in the Middle East. A wide variety of people take part in our featured digs, and individuals of many different ages, backgrounds, and cultures have come together to share the thrill of discovery.
Dozens of archaeological digs in Israel, Jordan, and elsewhere are looking for volunteers to help them excavate history. Whether you’re interested in the worlds of Kings David and Solomon, want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles, or work in an ancient Phoenician city, we’ve got an archaeological dig for you. For each dig, we provide an in-depth description including location, historical and biblical significance, and the goals for the upcoming season. You can also learn all about the dig directors and professors who will lead your summer adventure.
The Biblical Archaeology Society offers dig scholarships of $2,000 each to people who wish to participate in a dig and demonstrate sufficient need. Click the link below to fill in the online application. Applications and letters of support are due by Friday, March 22, 2024.
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What do you need to know before joining an archaeological dig? How can you get involved? What sort of training and experience do you need? We answer all these questions and more in our FREE eBook.